31 dec. 2011

Top 10

Last hours of 2011 time to make up the balance. It has been a restless year, I've seen lots of sad and happy things. On to a fresh new year, with lots of new oppertunities and hopefully a few changes.

Also a nice moment to look back to all the layouts I made this year and make a top 10 just like last year

I don't think I made as much LO's as last year, I think it's because of Project 12, which made me struggle a bit. I noticed I also made quite a lot of cards.

TOP TEN:

There also need to be a LO about me included :) My little word for 2011, still working on that ;) Probably a lifetime project.
 Love that I made a relative clean design here (and love these paper together)
 Fun design and I love these flag shaped tags :) And that scribble paper :D love
 LOve the story and the background paper with the ink.
 Also love this story and circles are really my thing :)
 I choose this LO for the journaling very special to me . And again the papercircles (and flagtags ;) )
 Love the pics and the design and ink splatters
Love the memorie here, this LO hangs in my haalway :)

 Woodgrain with wite misterhuey swoon :)
 Th elast LO I made (is usually my fave ;) )   Love again these circles and of course the pic.
And red turqoise and green my colorcombo!!


Curious what your top ten is, give me a link if you made 1 and I come and admire. And I also like to know what your fave is of me (don't have to be of of my top 10 of course), love the comments last year.



Not much time left in this year, I wish you all good for 2012 and lot of creative flows :)
Till next year, same place, same gal, different scraps. 

Hugs,
Astrid

24 dec. 2011

DutchDare sketch + LO

Last wednesday the latest sketch dare went live, this time it was a sketch for a christmas card made by Petra (wish I could make such awesome sketches :)


And this is my card:
The background paper was from a wrapping of a present I bought a year ago , glad I saves it.


 Last night I finally made another LO, felt like ages. I lifted a LO of myself ;)
This one:
 And this is the new LO: sweet child o' mine (like the guns and roses song)

 Wishing you all a merry christmas!

I need to work on my DD pages and soon (OK I said it before) you will see more!!

Hugs,
Astrid

13 dec. 2011

Hiep hiep hoera

Gefeliciteerd lieve grote kleine jongen!

Camiel is al weer 7 jaar geworden, hij stond zich vanmorgen om 6 uur al aan te kleden, benieuwd naar zijn cadeaus en hij wilde graag snel naar school om te trakteren.  :)


PS ik zal snel mijn laatse DD pagina's opladen (als ik tijd heb, het is erg druk... )
Hugs,
Astrid

8 dec. 2011

Dutch Dare #86 Q&A

The new Dutch Dare is all about getting to know the DD girls better.
Petra made a list with 15 questions that we used on our LO.

And this is my LO (the list is in dutch, sorry for the non-dutchies, let me now if you want an translation :))
I used this SC paper with all the lines as in inspiration.



Come over and join us and scrap about yourself! Something most of us don't do often, now is the time!!



Tomorrow I will update with more December Daily pages.

Hugs,
Astrid

4 dec. 2011

DD - Day 3

Today we celebrated Sinterklaas at our house together with my parents. Our neighbourgh who was working on his car in from of the house, opted to knock our door so the kids could find the sack with presents, he was almost to slow with running away ;)  But luckily Etienne saw 2 Zwarte Pieten outside (who were leaving from a party another neighbourg in our street), and they saved the day ;)

The boys were spoiled, Camiel loved the special Stabilo pen the most  :) He also got a LEGO cars 2, zeeslag game, a build a house box, a smurfen book, a hotwheels addon box and a box to make magnets.

Tristan loved his HotWheels shark track, but also his book about a litlle bear and his mommy. He also got something of LEGO cars, a BOBO friendbook, playdough set, a game (kind of Jenga) and big ironbeads.  To make it short they were spoiled :)

Tomorrow  they have the last Sinterklaas celebrations, Camiel on school and BSO (daycare after school) and Tristan on daycare, in between I have to work so it's a busy day. And then I'm glad that is over ;)  And next week we start with the  birthday celebrations, hooray for december :) But I have lots to document about in my DD :D

But what I wanted to show is day 3 page of my DD:
We made a cute selfportrait, great starting point to write about how december is all about family.

The page on its own

Page with the the number overlay on top
 And the number overlay flipped so you can see the number,
the coasters were included in the kit. 
You can see the day 4 number page peek through at the right side

Thanks for passing by.
Hugs,
Astrid

3 dec. 2011

DD day2

And here is my second page for the december daily.

I wanted t document the 'Sinterklaas' celebrations we had last week at my workplace. So not a picture that was made on this day exactly.

with the number page

The print with the words: december was a digital sheet of Ali Edwards which we got on the SCboard (esclusive board wasincluded with the kit)
I embossed the 2 with red ZING powder, I cut the 'Zwarte Piet' from a chocolate letter (typical dutch Sinterklaas treat) package.

Hugs,
Astrid

2 dec. 2011

December Daily day 1

ETA: I update the pics with better ones in daylight :)
 
Yes it's that time again, december.  Time for another december daily, after looking through DD of last year and seeing the SC/Ali Edwards kit I decided to do another round. Hope I can keep up in this really busy month (Sinterklaas, 2 birthdays, parties, christmas celebrations, work and so on...)  But that also means I have lots to document.

Unfortunately the AC binder wasn't included in my kit :(  I hope to get it soon...SO I had to make my basepages without the page protectors.

Here are the first (title) pages . (I made this pictures with lamp light, I will made new ones in daylights soon. I copied the pocket idea of Ali.

 the pockets
 The title page, I sprayed the paper with cream mister Huey and after that glitter spray


And this is my day 1 page: I made a picture of the boys opening the first door of the Playmobil Advent calender.
For every day I also have made an in between page of paper or overlay with the number of the day like Ali.



I also made day 2, but no pic yet. So I'm totally up to date :)

Hugs,
Astrid

19 nov. 2011

2 boys + almost 7

Last week I finally found scrapmood back, guess I just was too tired to scrap in the evening after work. The little men has been waking us up several times a night for the last weeks/months. He don't want to stay in his own bed, pfff tiresome.

But the good news is I made 2 LO's.

2 Boys in my life. Love the sunlight (and my boys ;) ) in this picture. A bit simple LO, but such a background paper don't need much. I took some brads and glued them on the butterflies iso making a hole.



 

 Almost 7: I wanted to document the proces we have been to with Camiel, we got him examined for maybe AD(H)D or something related. He is not really hyperactive but has some other symptons like his lack of concentration(mostely at home) and some more. The reult were no ADHD so for they can sat now, but he also got an IQ test and with a IQ of 123 he is a 'gifted' boy. He probably need to be entertained al lot and is easyly bored, which is something we need to watch out on school. We have a meeting planned with his teacher next week to talk about it, but so far he is doing great on school, he is really studious at that's a great thing :) Beside that he is really stubborn and don't take initiatives himself.  I start to know him a little bit more each time!
BUt I just love how this LO came together :) Love the white mister Huey on the woodgrain paper. Made the sub/flower with yellow tutu trim. I als heat embossed the banner and the numbers.




Have nice weekend!

Hugs,
Astrid

17 nov. 2011

Dutch dare sketch #45

It's me again with the latest Dutch Dare sketch challenge.

This is the sketch made by Petra:

 
And this is my LO about a walk in het Bergse Bos we made a couple of weeks ago. I loved to use the Amy Tan leaves these colors are made exclusively for SC :)




And don't forget to look at the creations of the other girls. And join us for another change on the RAK and to become our next guestdesigner!

Hugs,
Astrid

26 okt. 2011

Tags

Like I wrote in my last post, last saturday I followed  a stampworkshop at the Craftorij in Ede together with Petra. The teacher of this workshop was Jolanda , she brought a lot of Katzelcraft stamps (but I also used a few stamps f anther brand).
We learned a lot of technique and I not a frequent stamper, so lots of new stuff for me. We had lots of fun and (especially I ;) ) got really messy.

These are the tags we made and I write down what we did, so I can remember it myself ;):

1. Distres ink on the edges and the images is also stamped with the same distres ink (antique linen) and embossed with clear powder.

2. Stamped with distress ink and also embossed and for the background 2 colors of distress ink on a craft sheet with water and put the tag in this and then dry and add a few drops more.

3. Same technique for background as 2 and the rozet is made with a Tim Holtz die, after that some stamping with stazon and a few embellies added.

 4.  background made with shavingfoam (!) in which we added disress ink (refill) put the tag in in, remove foam and let dry. Fun  technique :) , stampted with stazon (not really happy with the result), so I added some white paint mixed with water at home over the total tag and a string + heart.


5. First distressed the whole tag with pumice stone ink and with a flower stencil and matte medium made the flowers, dry with heating tool. Then added broken china distress ink with the foam tool. After that added the text stamp. Great technique with the matte medium, need to do that more often.

6. Splashed gesso mixed with water on the tag, the same background technique as 2, the gesso works as resist. Then add stamps with stazon.

7. Put refill distres ink on a brush and wipe over the upper edge of the tag, spray water and let it drip over the tag. This looked a bit bloody (huh Petra ;) so I added a scary girl stamp and embossed it.

8. Dab distress ink over a swirl stencil on the tag with the lighest color of 3 distess inks, move stencil and add darker color, move stencil again and add darkest color. Then I added the chandelier stamp with stazon.
At home I added matte multi medium mixed with antique linen ink on top of the tag, washi tape, string  and brad.

9. The tag was my favorite. Background made with the same technique as 2. After that stamp the tree and embossed. Than put stazon ik on the same stamp, poured UTEE from melting pot on a part of the stamp. When it was hard, remove it (you can only do this with rubber stamps and not on wood, not clear stamps they will melt)  and pu it on the right spot on the tag, attach with glue. Added a wrd stamp with stazon.



That's it for today, I am busy with a canvas for the daughter of a friend who turns 10, hope she is going to like it.

Hugs,
Astrid

24 okt. 2011

DD schets #44

Last wednesday it was time for sketch #44 on the Dutch Dare blog. Sketch was made by Marsha and a good oppertunity to use more pics on a LO.


I used it to scrap the pics of Camiel on his first schoolday. His first day in 'groep 3' were he finally is going to learn to read, write and math. On his first day he made a little book about IK (me), the first word they learned. So cute, I added in a pocket (Smash) behind the picture on the right.





Here  you can see the the other creations and read about the the change to win a RAK or be our guestdesigner if you join the sketchchallenge.

Last saturday I followed a stampworkshop together with Petra in Ede at the Craftorij, Jolanda was the teacher. We had lots of fun, got really messy (especially my fingers ;) )  and made very nice tags with lots of techniques and Katzelkraft stamps. I will take some pics tomorrow so you can see them.

Hugs,
Astrid